Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vegetable Jalfrezi

This one is a simple and easy to cook recipe-Vegetable stir-fry with Indian spices. Bring on the vegetables and saute it with coriander powder and garam masala to create a perfect infusion. You can vary the vegetables for this dish and spice it up with red chilli powder.

What do we need? 

Vegetables used

Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
Peas - 1/2 cup
Potatoes - chopped in cubes - 1 cup
Carrot- chopped in slices - 1 cup
Green bell peppers - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 1 (chopped) or Broken red chilli pieces
Onions - 2 medium (sliced)
Tomato- 1 (blanch it, remove the skin, deseed it and then chop to bits)

** Note, the cup size measurement usually varies from household to household. I used a small sized serving cup, you could use a small soup bowl or cup. what matters is the spice level- if you can handle good spice, notch it up a bit higher and vice versa.

Spices used

Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger (minced)- 1/2 tsp
Garlic (minced) - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt according to taste-


  • Step 1 will be to blanch the chopped vegetables (cauliflower, carrot, potatoes). All the vegetables take different cooking time, so you will have to be patient with each vegetable. For example, potatoes take longer time to cook whereas cauliflower takes lesser time and carrot takes medium time. Get the water boiling and boil the potatoes first- a word of caution, don't over boil anything- the vegetables should be tender and cooked not mushy. Once the potatoes are cooked to a medium level, add the carrots and after a few minutes add cauliflower florets and in the end peas-
  • Alternatively, you can microwave the vegetables till tender/soft (not mushy).
  • In a wok add oil (about 2 tbsp) and once hot, add cumin seeds.
  • As the cumin seeds start to sputter, add green chillies/broken red chilli pieces, onions and cook them till onions become golden brown.
  • Add minced garlic and ginger and cook for few minutes
  • Add tomatoes and cook the ingredients on a medium flame for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the boiled vegetables and green bell pepper.
  • Spice it up with red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala
  • Add salt and about a tablespoon of oil and toss the vegetables together with the spice.
  • Saute the vegetables for 5-8 minutes- Add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing and serve!


  1. Hi! Very nice and colourful vegetable fry and send that immediately Mom

  2. yummy favourite delicious combination

  3. Wat a wonderful medley of veggies, simply delicious..

  4. Delicious! wish could have taken out the platter from the screen..very neatly done!
    US Masala

  5. I moicrowave my vegetables to save time for these kind of preparations. Yeah i'm lazy :-)
    Nice dish to have with chapati
    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Love the colors on the plate n so healthy !

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  7. nice dish and agree on the spice levels suchu- looks rocking ! pass it on with phulkas

  8. delicious colourful combination of vegetables

  9. yummy yumm...would love to try this..
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  10. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

  11. Welcome Back! We missed you! I love all of the colorful veggies, and flavorful spices. thanks for sharing1

  12. such an interesting name...i wish my kid would have one huge bowl of it!!!!

    thnx much for the latest comment...much reqd!

  13. the perfect sabzi! Love the colors and the veggies!

  14. really healthy nd colourful dish.........

  15. What a great veggie dish! I love all these veggies (especially the cauliflower). The spices bring it all together. Great recipe.

  16. Wow.......the vege's look like thay should jump out of the screen.
    Love your blog.




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